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Tom Ambrose, London24 Brentford blogger
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
“Manager Uwe Rosler has said that he hopes to secure all major signings by the beginning of pre-season”
What was already going to be a difficult task was made twice as hard after Brentford were held to a goalless draw at home to Notts County at the weekend. The Bees are still only three points off the top six but with games running out and a tough run in ahead, supporters attentions are beginning to turn to next season.
Manager Uwe Rosler has said that he hopes to secure all major signings by the beginning of pre-season. And last week, the club unveiled our first signing for next season in Stuart Dallas. The 20-year-old midfielder arrives from Crusaders in Northern Ireland and has a fine pedigree.
Recently named the Northern Ireland Football Writers’ Association Player of The Year, young Stuart quipped that “everyone knows the sort of club Brentford is”. Do they? Perennial Third Division underachievers? Although a view shared by many, including a large proportion of Brentford supporters, clearly Dallas is the latest signing to buy into the Rosler revolution.
We also find ourselves in a situation whereby three of this season’s more impressive loanees are out of contract at their parent clubs. Harlee Dean has been told by Southampton to find himself a new club and I expect him to become a permanent member of Rosler’s playing staff over the summer, particularly as it looks as though Karleigh Osborne will be moving on to pastures new.
Everton loanees Jake Bidwell and Adam Forshaw are both out of contract although David Moyes could yet act to keep them at Goodison Park. The addition of either of these players would be a huge step in the right direction for the club.
It is important to remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day but the club have made it clear that Rosler’s impact on the club will be judged by his results next season. If we were to make the playoffs this season, although it is something us supporters had hoped for at the start of the campaign, we would probably be a season ahead of schedule in Matthew Benham’s master plan for Brentford Football Club.
One thing that is for sure is that the club is in the most healthy position it has been in for several years and whatever happens over the next few weeks, next season looks as if it is going to be a big one in Brentford’s history. Mind you, how many times have we said that before? It’s Brentford innit…
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